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We follow, Lord, where thou dost lead

We follow, Lord, where thou dost lead

Author: John M. Henson
Published in 17 hymnals

Full Text

We follow, Lord, where thou dost lead,
And, quickened, would ascend to thee,
Redeemed from sin, set free indeed
Into thy glorious liberty.

We cast behind fear, sin and death;
With thee we seek the things above;
Our inmost souls thy spirit breathe,
Of power, of calmness, and of love.

The power, ’mid worldliness and sin,
To do, in all, our Father’s will;
Like thee, the victory to win,
And bid each tempting voice be still.

The calmness perfect faith inspires,
Which waiteth patiently and long;
The love which faileth not, nor tires,
Triumphant over every wrong.

Thus through thy quickening spirit, Lord,
Thy perfect life in us reveal,
And help us, as we live to God,
Still more and more with man to feel.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #563

Author: John M. Henson

John Melvin Henson, 1887-1972 Born: August 23, 1887 in Cur­ryille, Georg­ia. Died: Ap­ril 22, 1972, At­lan­ta, Georg­ia. John Melvin Henson, who was born on Aug. 23, 1887, at Curryville, GA, and began teaching in singing schools in 1909. With Homer F. Morris, he founded the Morris-Henson Company. During his lifetime, he produced over 200 gospel songs, including "Anywhere Is Home," perhaps his best known, along with "I’ll Live In Glory," and "Happy Am I," that have appeared in some of our books. "Watching You" was copyrighted in 1915. The copyright was later owned by R. E. Winsett and eventually became the property of Ellis J. Crum. Henson died in 1972. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We follow, Lord, where thou dost lead
Author: John M. Henson
Refrain First Line: We follow our Savior



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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #563Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #563Page Scan
Beautiful Melodies #d118
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #513Page Scan
Good Will Songs: a Compilation of Hymns and Tunes #150Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d777
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #416Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #616Page Scan
Hymnal Amore Dei #147Page Scan
Hymnal, Amore Dei #147Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #429Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #d454
Isles of Shoals Hymn Book and Candle Light Service #60Page Scan
National Hymn and Tune Book: for congregations, schools and the home #306Page Scan
Social Hymns and Tunes, for the Conference and Prayer Meeting, and the Home with services and prayers #266Page Scan
The Hill School Hymnal and Service Book #d275
Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d472